Is there any language that native-compiles faster than D?

Stefan Koch uplink.coder at
Thu Aug 20 23:16:40 UTC 2020

On Thursday, 20 August 2020 at 22:20:19 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
> On 8/20/20 4:50 PM, Per Nordlöw wrote:
>> After having evaluated the compilation speed of D compared to 
>> other languages at
>> I wonder; is there any language that compiles to native code 
>> anywhere nearly as fast or faster than D, except C?
>> If so it most likely needs to use a backend other than LLVM.
>> I believe Jai is supposed to do that but it hasn't been 
>> released yet.
> I tried Python a while ago, the build-run cycle for a simple 
> program was about the same. For Perl it was faster.

Neither perl nor python compile their code by default.

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